Graduate Fashion Week gears up to celebrate fresh talent
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Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this year’s Graduate Fashion Week will be held at the Old Truman Brewery in East London from 5th–8th June 2016. The charity was co-founded in 1991 by Jeff Banks CBE, Vanessa Denza MBE and John Walford. The founding of Graduate Fashion Week followed Banks receiving a letter in 1990 from Roy Peach, then head of Brighton School of Art’s Department for Fashion. In the letter Peach expressed concerns about the challenges faced by fashion design students at institutions outside of London. By celebrating fashion design talent from national and international institutions, Graduate Fashion Week attempts to unify the creative industries around the world. Over 1,000 promising fashion students and graduates are currently preparing to have their work showcased at Graduate Fashion Week 2016. Some of the top design talents to look out for at the event include Courtney Simon from Northumbria University, Louis Trainor-Selwyn from Manchester School of Art and Abby Johnson from Bath Spa University. Many prestigious designers began their careers at Graduate Fashion Week including Stella McCartney OBE, Julien Macdonald OBE and Christopher Bailey MBE. With talent scouts and bloggers amongst the 30,000 guests expected at the event, Graduate Fashion Week is an incredible opportunity for emerging fashion designers to be recognised. To find out more about Graduate Fashion Week, visit the official website here – and check out our coverage of the event from next week.
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